Three short stories in and I’m closing the Nook. I enjoy reading; I am a writer. One love does not diminish the other, only informs it.
I lost an adult lifetime of writing somewhere in the ones-and-zeroes of computer files. Journal, fiction, nonfiction, poetry—all of it is gone.
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I have been haunted for many years by Elizabeth Bishop’s villanelle ‘One Art’. Elizabeth Bishop chose a confining poem structure, the villanelle, to approach such a life-consuming event.
“The art of losing isn’t hard to master;” begins the poem.
I can’t find my glasses. I misplace keys then a wallet. I loan a book never returned. One starts early in life losing things. Some are of lesser value. Some seem devastating.
Read it. Find it in yourself and read it once more.
©2014 Sandra R. Davidson